Temps Zero

More Works By Philippe Pallafray Stainless Steel 2017
72 × 48 × 48 in 182.88 × 121.92 × 121.92 cm

About Temps Zero

This elegant contemporary outdoor sculpture in bright poppy red was hand-forged from stainless steel by Philippe Pallafray. Its eye-catching minimalist form has one large ring and two smaller opposing rings welded inside it. The exterior of each of the three rings is painted in a glossy finish, and the interior metal is highly polished to a reflective sheen. When installed, the sculpture plays with space and light framing the surrounding landscape in new and interesting ways. The Quebec artist is known for his dynamic work that marries natural form with industrial materials. ‘Temps Zero’ translates from French as ‘no time’ or timeless suggesting that the intersecting circles are without end.

“What is removed from the sculptures, the voluntary emptiness, recalls the ephemeral and fragile nature of life.” Phillipe Pallafray

Philippe Pallafray is a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada. Born in France, he emigrated to Canada several years ago and currently lives in Ile d’Orléans, Québec. Pallafray's sculptures have been exhibited in Canada and the United States as part of both group and solo exhibitions. Pallafray’s work is also held in public and private collections in Canada, France and the United States.